Ephraim Epstein is an astonishing 19th c immigrant so bound to truth that he constantly reinvents himself, even at the cost of what he holds most dear. Starting on the fateful day he is told he must marry his cousin, this novel tells the true life of a brilliant, incorrigible man of conviction. Doctor, farmhand, missionary, sailor, scholar, journalist, university founder, Jew and Christian, Russian and American, he spoke seven languages, had two wives, fathered ten children, one of whom dies in a terrible tragedy…
Ephraim’s uncompromising character drives him from Czarist Belarus to antebellum America, then back across the Atlantic. In an epic sweep across continents and history from 1850 into the 20th century he finds himself in Thessalonica, in Vienna and in the Austrian Imperial Navy before returning to new American territory in the wild West.
Author Susan Lee Kerr, great granddaughter of Ephraim Epstein, uses fact and imagination to tell a compelling tale of twists, turns and true grit. Click here for author blogsite.
Paperback: 318 pages Publisher: Paxton Publishing ISBN 9780955137037 Publication date: 9 May 2016
Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm (6″ x 9″)
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